In my last post, I shared a few photographs I snapped on day one of the 16th edition of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts (check out the photographs HERE), which returned after two years of cancellations due to that loathsome COVID pandemic (are we finally out of the woods?). Moreover, you got a brief history lesson about the city of Coral Springs, the 24 square mile city that was merely a green bean farm and cattle field just 60 years ago.
The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, held at The Walk of Coral Springs every March, attracts 30,000–40,000 people from all over the South Florida area. The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts features a professional juried art and craft show with over 175 fine artisans and crafters. The Festival also features a diverse offering of live music performances, dance, food vendors (not to mention the many restaurants already located at The Walk) and plenty of activities for kids.
So, without further ado, I’m just gonna get right to the photographs of day two of the Festival, which took place the weekend of March 19 & 20. Enjoy the pics (and scroll down for a link to the FULL GALLERY)
The Ronin Taiko drum troupe have always been a crowd favorite and were pretty much the baddest thing going at this year’s Festival. I’ll be posting a separate post of photographs from these guys next week…
Artist Yitzchok Moully of Hillside, NJ, spins a miniature version of his 8-foot-tall “Overflowing Blessings” sculpture (which can be seen at the Coral Springs Art Walk for the next few months as part of the city’s public art program). As the cup spins, festival attendees can pour a small cup of paint on top of it, creating a colorful swirl. “I like to create elaborate blank canvases that have people come up and share their blessings” said Moully, a rabbi-turned artist who is known as “pop art rabbi” in Judaic art circles.
The Copa Cabana Revue closed out the festival on the “Big Stage” and got people out of their seats and on their feet dancing, including these two transplanted New Yorkers I met (the minute I heard his voice, I was like, “You’re from New York, aren’t you?”)
Let’s just say that the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts was sorely missed these past two years and a lot of people were happy it was back – including these two here. See you next year…